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Lot #161

Artist Canadian Pacific School
Title Canadian Pacific Crest with Beaver Logo
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Media enamelled metal mounted on wood plaque
Size 24.25 x 16.75 x 3 in. / 61.6 x 42.5 x 7.6 cm.
Sold $4,250 Estimate $750 - $1,500

Notes
ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE $1,500 - unsigned; minor wear and age noted; lot includes Trains, Peaks and Tourists, the Golden Age of Canadian Travel, by E.J. Hart, by EJH Literary Enterprises, 2000

Reference
If it weren’t for the Canadian Pacific Railway, Banff might never have existed. To promote the new rail line to travellers, CP invited well-known artists to come out to the mountains, stay it its backcountry lodges, and create paintings of the spectacular scenery. This very rare logo/crest, created in 1949, was once affixed to one of CP’s passenger cars on its famous stainless-steel-clad train The Canadian, which carried people from sea to sea for many decades. Many legendary Canadian artists painted murals for the iconic tail-end dome cars. This crest was given as a retirement gift to a senior executive of CP Limited in the 1970s and has been in the family until now.

Provenance
Generously donated by Hope Smith, Calgary


Biographical Information
Canadian Pacific School ~

Sold
CAD $4,250 - Paddle # 100859
Bidding History
Paddle #
Date
Amount
100859
6/13/2021 2:45:46 PM
CAD $4,250
100853
6/13/2021 2:43:18 PM
CAD $4,000
100859
6/13/2021 2:41:46 PM
CAD $3,750
100853
6/13/2021 2:39:08 PM
CAD $3,500
100859
6/13/2021 2:39:08 PM
CAD $3,250
100853
6/13/2021 2:29:23 PM
CAD $3,000
100938
6/13/2021 2:29:23 PM
CAD $2,750
100853
6/13/2021 2:16:50 PM
CAD $2,500

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